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Epicenter Amber - SanTan Brewing Co.

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Epicenter AmberEpicenter Amber

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BA SCORE
80
good

91 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 10.6%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An American Amber Ale. Epicenter Amber received a Bronze Medal at Reno Canfest, and an 89 Rating in 2011 DRAFT Magazine. A deep copper amber hue with a firm, toasted malt character, lightly sweet with a crisp dry finish. Epicenter has become a gateway ale for novice Craft Beer drinkers. The light, approachable taste is quenching and appealing to new and long term Craft lovers alike.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: PhxHorn on 05-28-2010)
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

10-21-2012 16:52:53 | More by Number3red
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FosterJM

California

3.2/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

1530th Review on BA
Can to Pint
12oz

No canning date
Thanks to my friend amanda for sending this one to me from AZ.

App- A medium colored orange with some dark orange highlights and more of a wood stain sheen behind. I would even say that a little bit of fading yellow towards the bottom. Two finger slight off white head. A nice little sheen of cling.

Smell- A little bit of sweet apple skins with a lot of malt behind it and a slight bitter note from some hops. This was along the lines of a Fat Tire but this had less punch and even had some deeper citrus and I would say some leather and grass notes behind it.

Taste- The taste follows the nose with more much more malts and some deep citrus and a slight hop balance. A touch dry flavored with a grassy. Im coming to find out that Red's just aren't my things. Not bad per se. Just dont like that off malt base.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonation. A bit thick and slick. Retains some of the leather/grass after flavor.

Drink- I used to drink Fat Tire by the 12 rack. Amazing how tastes change and you get away from old styles and decide thats just not what I like anymore. Glad I got the state tick. Probably will shy away from Reds/Ambers for a while.

Serving type: can

09-26-2012 14:34:29 | More by FosterJM
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Bagoosh

California

3/5  rDev -14%

09-20-2012 18:00:53 | More by Bagoosh
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.58/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This strikes me as a crowd pleaser amber. Nothing really obnoxious or boisterous about it. Delivers a pleasant drinker with little stepping outside of the bounds of the standard style parameters. There are worse beers to have to drink while waiting for a layover in an airport.

Serving type: on-tap

09-06-2012 21:29:24 | More by RblWthACoz
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JohnLynch


3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-26-2012 01:16:57 | More by JohnLynch
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Csnowbrown


4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

08-25-2012 11:21:11 | More by Csnowbrown
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pkmnzach

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

08-09-2012 05:45:13 | More by pkmnzach
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gbrill

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-29-2012 03:04:32 | More by gbrill
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aflies

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

05-28-2012 20:19:32 | More by aflies
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Carena


3/5  rDev -14%

05-27-2012 06:17:31 | More by Carena
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duceswild

Maryland

3.88/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap outside in 100+ AZ heat Served in a pint glass.
Amber color with small head, leaves no lacing in the glass. Not much to the smell on this one I get a little malt but not much else. Taste is of malts and caramel. Don't get any sense of hops. Mouthfeel provides decent carbonation and alcohol with some sweetness on the end.

Overall this is a refreshing beer that is relatively light for a hot day.

Serving type: on-tap

05-15-2012 01:19:41 | More by duceswild
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RoyalT

Ohio

2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Appearance - This is a nice, brown beer with hints of orange coloring and a huge, easy, brownish-white head.

Smell - The grain in the nose is faint and a bit stale with a light floral hopping.

Taste - The malt is bigger at the taste but it is still somewhat stale. Sugars are light and mostly brown.

Mouthfeel - This is smooth with some light but clumsy bitterness.

Drinkability - This was an awkward effort at the style and barely drinkable.

Serving type: can

05-14-2012 00:51:41 | More by RoyalT
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a clear deep amber pour with 2 fingers of fluffy white head which quickly disappeared. smells of chocolate, caramel, rye bread. a malt heavy flavor, trying to remember what grain this tasted like.. as a homebrewer, i tend to usually try a spoonful of the spent grains after i'm done with a batch.. this tastes just like a recent one.. thinking it's caracrystal or rye. anyway, hints of chocolate, bready, and slight caramel flavor. very mellow, but VERY tasty. light bodied, champagne-like carbonation.

it's a nice beer, but honestly leaves much to be desired. hardly any lacing, the head died off quick, smell was pretty one sided, as was the taste.. mouthfeel was nice but nothing really more than average. i gave it an extra 5, because although it is mostly malt based in every aspect, it's at least a mellow sweet malt, and not too bitter or anything, but honestly it's just an average beer all around.

Serving type: can

05-08-2012 06:33:34 | More by facundoCNB
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KaaosMachine

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

05-07-2012 20:40:20 | More by KaaosMachine
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bambam2517

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

04-14-2012 08:34:56 | More by bambam2517
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +14.6%

04-05-2012 07:06:11 | More by MarkyMOD
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Zachb4au

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

03-16-2012 18:26:19 | More by Zachb4au
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InfernoBoss

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

03-15-2012 06:19:36 | More by InfernoBoss
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MrJolly

Arizona

3/5  rDev -14%

02-18-2012 21:00:38 | More by MrJolly
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EyePeeAyBryan

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

01-11-2012 03:46:13 | More by EyePeeAyBryan
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Aclucari

Arizona

4/5  rDev +14.6%

01-07-2012 16:41:37 | More by Aclucari
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TempeBeerMan

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap in a 32 oz stein.

A - Rust colored with a two finger pure white head. Clingly lacing lasting well past the half glass point. Cloudy. An unfiltered amber? Hmmmm.

S - Some sweet malts and little hops. Not much else really. A decent "beery" smell.

T - Tastes of toasted grains followed by a slightly spicy hop balance. Segways into a bitter and slightly acidic aftertaste. Everything just working well together, with each taste complimenting the other.

M - Slick, and decently full to the point of being borderline "chewy".

O - A very solid amber offering by San Tan Brewing. Decent enough that I ordered a second versus trying something different. A little more bitter/acidic and cloudy than I would expect for an amber, but it all comes together well in the end. I'd have another.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2011 02:31:43 | More by TempeBeerMan
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Unchi

California

4/5  rDev +14.6%

12-07-2011 17:49:06 | More by Unchi
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doughanson78

Washington

3.53/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz can poured into a snifter. Thanks to Phelps in the Tickers BIF for this.

A: A darker amber color. 3/4 finger off white head with ok retention and pretty good lacing.

S: Toasty and caramely. Sweet malts. Bready. Slight honey notes.

T: Malty. Caramel and honey. Toasted and bready. Not real sweet.

M: Light body, but not watery. Medium carbonation. Light creaminess.

O: A Decent beer. Reds aren't my favorite but this beer is worth drinking.

Serving type: can

10-02-2011 18:54:03 | More by doughanson78
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Gatch

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a bubbly, light-yellow head that fades quickly. No lace on the glass. A nice amber hue.

S - Sweet, toasted malt. Some alcohol. Bready.

T - Delicious malt with a very slight hop presence to balance it out. Alcohol is there, too. Toffee.

M - Clean, crisp. A bit cloying.

Solid Amber.

Serving type: can

08-31-2011 10:57:34 | More by Gatch
Epicenter Amber from SanTan Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.